Waste collection

Important information: E-waste ban in Victorian Landfills

To protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from entering landfill from 1 July 2019. In Victoria, it is estimated that a total of about 109,000 tonnes of e-waste were generated in 2015. This volume is projected to increase to about 256,000 tonnes by 2035.

While it’s important to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, there are two other key reasons for recycling e-waste:

  • It’s better for the environment
  • It contains valuable materials

SUEZ supports Victorians to be more sustainable in their everyday life:

In our homes and our jobs, in our schools and communities, and in the systems and infrastructure that support a thriving Victorian economy and lifestyle.

What is e-waste?

E-waste (electronic waste) refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted.

From your phone to your fridge, your laptop to your electric lawnmower, it covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed.

  • Large appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, microwaves, electric fans, air conditioners)
  • Small appliances (irons, toasters, coffee machines, hair dryers, watches)
  • IT, telecommunications and TV equipment (computers, laptops, printers, mobile phones, televisions, remote controls)
  • Lighting equipment (fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, LEDs)
  • Electrical and electronic tools (drills, saws, sewing machines, lawn mowers, batteries)
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains and racing cars, hand-held video games, consoles, amplifiers, musical instruments, radios)
  • Other e-waste (medical devices, automatic dispensers, thermostats)

What does this mean for SUEZ customers?

From 1 July 2019 you need to ensure you are NOT disposing of e-waste items in your general waste and recycling bins. SUEZ can assist your business with an E-waste service and just like a regular bin, SUEZ can arrange the collection and transport your e-waste to an authorised recycler.

For any queries or clarification please do not hesitate to contact the SUEZ office on 13 13 35.